“At the same time, prepare a guest room for me, for I am hoping that through your prayers I will be graciously given to you” (Philemon 1:22).
Despite life’s circumstances, the one thing that is consistent with our life of faith is hope. Even in prison, Paul had hope. Ultimately, what we really have been given is hope in Christ. Though the world may pass away, we have been given the hope that because Jesus lives, we too shall live. Live then in this hope which you have been given and do not fall into the snares of this world which would strip you of hope.
You have been promised salvation through the grace of Christ. You have been promised that through this faith You have been given, you would do many things. Do you live by faith, or by sight in this world of woe? Go into all the world as Jesus said in the confidence of hope you have through Him knowing that He is working all things together for good for those who love Him.
Lord Jesus, You have come into this world so that as many as would be joined with You would not perish but have everlasting life. Lead me, Lord, in order that I would now and always go in the way You lead. Help me through all obstacles to put these things You teach into place. Through Your goodness, I am more than able to conquer the obstacles that will get in my way. Be the only One who leads me, Lord. Amen.